I have to admit, blush, that I am rather hooked on garage sales. ( I should amend that to make it clear that I am hooked on ~going to~ garage sales, not actually having one myself. )
Well… I love finding old things that are useful, and even better, if they feel like they have a story to tell.
On the weekend, we went to 2 garage sales that were just great.
At the first one, I found a shelf thingie that is perfect for holding my husband’s sheet music. He has been questing for this for ages, and I was convinced that one was out there for him.
And, hurrah…. I found it! Yay! (sorry… didn’t take a pic of it)
At the second garage sale, I was ecstatic to find the table top display manequin for jewelry and the wonderful ‘shabby chic’ vintage table that it is sitting on.
There is a circle in the base of the table that just invites baskets and bowls and boxes to perch on it. (Nope… the basket didn’t come with it…. that’s one of my designs)
And, it’s sturdy enough to support my swift, even when it is whirling madly.
I have been hoping to find a jewelry display mannequin to help with photographs. It was serious happy dancing time when this one was sitting in the sunshine waiting for me to bargain a wee bit and then to whisk it off home and start dressing it up.
The neck was hollow, which wasn’t good, as it showed off the frayed bits inside. It was a little too ‘Sweenie Todd’, so I cut some circles of grey foam and popped them in to fill that gap.
Ms Mannequin wasn’t wearing the amber necklace when I bought her…. that’s one of my pieces that I made a couple of years ago. It’s crocheted copper wire with a huge hunk of ambler. I’ll be putting the necklace up on etsy and was in need of a way of photographing it, so the timing on this was just poifeck!
So, that’s why I can’t resist the siren call of the garage sale…. treasures await!